About us

Maji ke ye Joka


Who we are and what
we stand for

Our Vission

To inspire a generation of youths that contribute to the development of ekpeye in every part of the world, through their ability to speak ekpeye fluently.

Our Mission

Speak ekpeye fluently language initiative is on a journey to provide virtual tutorials of the ekpeye language to stimulate cultural exchange and development through digital platforms.

Our Goals

To impact knowledge on how to speak ekpeye fluently using methods that stimulate interest in the culture and development of ekpeye land.


  • – To provide quarterly tutorials on virtual platforms.
  • – To maintain a support group for learner’s questions and feedback.
  • – To create avenues for the harmonization of the Ekpeye dialect.
  • – To contribute to the review and adoption of a standard Ekpeye language curriculum.
  • – Organize forums for cultural exchange for interaction of Ekpeye people at home and abroad.
  • – To advocate for the teaching of Ekpeye language in Ekpeye community schools.
  • – To convene Ekpeye language conference at yearly intervals.

Exceeding expectations through passionate collaboration

Robinson Robert Nweye


Robinson Robert Nweye is a Legal Practitioner with over 8 years of experience in legal practice.

He specializes in corporate, commercial law practice, legislative drafting, legal advisory, and regulatory compliance. He has advised on a number of international joint ventures and consortium agreements; mergers and acquisitions and has handled various top commercial transactions across different sectors.

He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Institute of Corporate Administration and serves as a Board Member and Secretary of the Speak Ekpeye Fluently Language Initiative.

Dr. Igazeuma Okoroba


Igazeuma Okoroba is a sustainability expert with over 20 years of experience in the public sector, civil society, media, oil & gas, telecommunications and manufacturing.

She began her career in the media where she pursued her interest in society and sustainability. Presently, she is Head of Sustainability in one of Africa’s largest manufacturing industries, where she leads the integration of Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) in operations.

Dr Okoroba’s work promotes social development, climate action and innovation for development. She is also an academic researcher with an M.Sc in Sustainable Development from the University of Exeter, UK and a PhD in Development Sociology, from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

She is a fellow of the Institute of Corporate Governance of Nigeria (ICGN), International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) and serves on the board of the Speak Ekpeye Fluently Language Initiative and several non-governmental organisations.

Mr. Benjamin Oriokpa


Mr. Benjamin Oriokpa hails Ahoada town of Ekpeye ethnic nationality. His field of expertise are environmental sustainability, community liaising, health and safety.

He has received several awards including Ahoada Diocesan Choir Council merit award for outstanding contributions towards the development in his church choir and the Diocesan choir. He has Msc in Engineering Project management and Environmental management.

He currently serves as the chairman of the Board of Trustees, Speak Ekpeye Fluently Language Initiative.

Franca Umasoye Igwe


Franca Umasoye Igwe is an award winning advocate for indigenous languages and cultural sustainability. She is the founder of the Speak Ekpeye Fluently Language Initiative.

Besides her commitment to language sustainability projects, she is a skilled Digital marketer and writer and has worked on multiple projects to increase the visibility of her clients on the digital landscape.

She is a member of the West African Alliance, for the United Nations International Decade for Indigenous Languages, and serves as a Board Member and the Project Manager of the  Speak Ekpeye Fluently Language Initiative.